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Three Airmen promoted at EADS

Peguero promoted to staff sergeant

Staff Sgt. Daritza Peguero, right, was recently promoted. Maj. Lori Bort of the 224th ADS served as the promoting officer.

Peters promoted to master sergeant

Master Sgt. Scott Peters, right, was recently promoted. Col. Jeffrey Kerneklian, Commander, 224th Support Squadron, served as the promoting officer.

Rome, NY --

Major General Raymond F. Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent promotion of three Airmen at the New York Air National Guard’s 224th Air Defense Group (ADG) in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Promoted Airmen, identified by their new ranks, are:

  • Master Sgt. Scott Peters. Peters is a material manager craftsman at the 224th Support Squadron.
  • Staff Sgt. Daritza Peguero Peguero is a tracking technician at the 224th Air Defense Squadron (ADS).
  • Airman 1st Class Raven Buchwald. Buchwald is a cybers systems operator at the 224th Support Squadron.

The 224th ADG is composed of the 224th Air Defense Squadron and 224th Support Squadron, located in Rome, and Detachment 1 and Detachment 2 that serve in the Washington, D.C. area. The 224th ADG provides the forces to conduct the Eastern Air Defense Sector’s (EADS) mission. Part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the Sector is responsible for the air defense of the eastern U.S.

Air National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Airmen and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Air National Guard.

For more information about the New York Air National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov. For more information on the Eastern Air Defense Sector and the 224th Air Defense Group, visit www.eads.ang.af.mil.